Uganda commends Kenya for radiation services at Amotech

Njeri said a time has come for EAC member states to focus on regional collaboration.

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•Led by Justine Kibahigire, the delegation said it is worth noting that Kenya has specialized people in calibration and repair which plays an important role for accurate values in measurement space.

Amotech Africa lab manager Beth Wanjiku explaining on the pressure calibrator to Bank of Uganda team at Amotech offices in Nairobi./DOUGLAS OKIDDY
Amotech Africa lab manager Beth Wanjiku explaining on the pressure calibrator to Bank of Uganda team at Amotech offices in Nairobi./DOUGLAS OKIDDY

A four-member delegation team from Uganda has commended Kenya for its achievement in radiation, protection and safety.

The four drawn from Bank of Uganda Medical Hospital acknowledged Kenya's lead in providing well equiped laboratories for calibration and saftety testing.

Led by Justine Kibahigire, the delegation said it is worth noting that Kenya has specialized people in calibration and repair which plays an important role for accurate values in measurement space.

Kibahigire spoke after the conclusion of the five-day benchmarking tour at the Amotech Africa which was organized by Kenya Bureau of standards KEBS.

"It is unfortunate that in Uganda we do not have training or resourceful centres. When we made a request to KEBS, we are happy that we were referred to Amotech where we have learnt so many things in the safety space,” she said.

Her sentiments were echoed by Amotech Africa training manager Catherine Njeri who said a time has come for EAC member states to focus on regional collaboration.

Amotech Africa lab manager Beth Wanjiku explaining on the pressure calibrator to Bank of Uganda team at Amotech offices in Nairobi./DOUGLAS OKIDDY
Amotech Africa lab manager Beth Wanjiku explaining on the pressure calibrator to Bank of Uganda team at Amotech offices in Nairobi./DOUGLAS OKIDDY

“Calibration plays a key role in the measurement space and thus governments must ensure that the health sector is supported with solutions that enhance safety,” she said.

Catherine also emphasized the need for sensitization in terms of safety especially with the onset of COVID-19.

Kebs director testing and metrology Henry Rotich the visit gave participants opportunity to gain practical experience and therefore reinforce the theoretical knowledge gained from the training.

Rotich said the firm remains committed to its mandated to realise, maintain and disseminate the International System of Units nationally and regionally.

Amotech Africa lab manager Beth Wanjiku explaining on the pressure calibrator to Bank of Uganda team led by Justine Kibahijire during their visit in Kenya to find professionals who can help in calibrating and repairing their equipment in their clinics, at Amotech offices in Nairobi./DOUGLAS OKIDDY
Amotech Africa lab manager Beth Wanjiku explaining on the pressure calibrator to Bank of Uganda team led by Justine Kibahijire during their visit in Kenya to find professionals who can help in calibrating and repairing their equipment in their clinics, at Amotech offices in Nairobi./DOUGLAS OKIDDY